What Chamber Membership Offers You
Brochure Listing - Your Chamber maintains brochures on “special interest” groups that are Chamber members. Brochures include restaurants, realtors, apartments, contractors, medical, architects, engineers, motels and education. These brochures are included in all relocation packages that are sent, as well as being displayed at the Chamber of Commerce officer for visitors. You are always welcome to bring a supply of your brochures and business cards that we will also keep on display for you.
Business After Hours - As a member you can host a “Business After Hours” reception at your place of business. The Chamber will mail out invitations to the entire Chamber membership. This is a great opportunity to showcase your business, and it provides an excellent networking opportunity.
Business Counseling - Do you occasionally need help and/or advice on your business operations? We can help! The Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce is in partnership with the Greater Jackson Area SCORE Chapter. A member of the SCORE Chapter (Service Corp of Retired Executives) can meet with you to solve any issues you may have – recording keeping, marketing, etc. In addition, the Chamber’s partnership with the Hinds Small Business Development Center is available to help you get your new and start-up business off to its best possible start. The Chamber and HSBD provide counseling such as creating a business plan, what your banker wants, accounting, getting the most of your advertising dollars and developing cash flow and financial statements.
Chamber Luncheons - Monthly Chamber luncheons are offered on community interest topics: Legislative Updates, City and County Government and Education issues, and a variety of community interest topics. Join us for these monthly updates, ask questions and stay abreast of what’s happening in your community.
Chamber Plus Insurance - As a member of the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, you may be able to save money on your medical insurance. Many small business Chamber members have been able to obtain Blue Cross & Blue Shield coverage through our Chamber Plus Insurance Program.
Committee Participation - Have a voice in your community! Serve on a committee of your choice that addresses the quality-of-life issues in Vicksburg & Warren County. A good quality of life in a community maintains and attracts more residents and businesses. Quality of life affects everyone – get involved.
Community Images Vicksburg Publication - The Chamber publishes a community magazine that promotes livability and quality-of-life in our community. Chamber of Commerce members are encouraged to advertise in this publication – it creates visibility for your business, enhances your credibility and establishes your business identity.
Grand Openings & Ribbon Cuttings - If you are a new business or you have a new product line or location, the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will conduct a grand opening or ribbon cutting for you. Ambassadors are volunteers from different businesses in the area who act as the public relations arm of the Chamber of Commerce.
Membership Directory Listing - When you join the Chamber of Commerce, you are automatically listed in our Membership Directory. Newcomers to the community, industrial prospects and other Chamber members utilize this directory when looking for reputable companies to conduct business with.
Membership Plaques - As a Chamber member, you are given a membership plaque to display in your business. This shows your customers that you are involved in your community and that you are a Chamber of Commerce member in good standing.
Newcomer Inquiry List - Your Chamber maintains a list of all inquiries from people requesting moving information. Utilize this list to invite them to relocate to your community. Let newcomers know that your business is located here and ask for their business when they arrive. This list is FREE to Chamber members and can be mailed to you monthly.
Seminars/Workshops - Business seminars and workshops are offered that address issues to enhance the operation of your business. Most seminars and workshops are offered FREE to Chamber members, or for a nominal fee instructor fees are required.
Website Links - The Chamber’s Membership Directory is published on this website. If you have a website for your business, we offer a free link to your site.
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